Memphis Depay scores maiden hat-trick at Netherlands

Memphis Depay scored his first international hat-trick national level.

He achieved this as the Netherlands overwhelmed Turkey in their World Cup qualifier and moved top of Group G.

Davy Klaassen scored inside a minute before Depay slotted home his first.

The Barcelona forward struck a panenka from the spot for his second.

He then nodded home his third to make it 4-0.

Guus Til and Donyell Malen scored to make it six and secure the Netherlands’ fourth win of the campaign.

Memphis Depay joins Johan Cruyff and Abe Lenstra as the Netherlands’ eighth top goalscorer with 33 goals.

The Barcelona striker has scored 12 goals in his past 10 games for his country.

He also played an important role in the Netherlands’ 4-0 win against Montenegro, where he netted twice.

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This gave the Netherlands the opportunity to exploit.

Meanwhile, Cengiz Under managed a consolation goal for Turkey in stoppage time.

The Dutch are joint-top with Norway on 13 points and lead by a significant goal difference, having scored 16 goals in six games.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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